Strengthening Partnerships for Out-of-School Time

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 Strengthening Partnerships for Out-of-School Time

The following resources provide additional guidance and information on developing partnerships and building public will.


American Youth Policy Forum. Helping Youth Succeed Through Out-of-School Time Programs. Washington, DC: American Youth Policy Forum, 2006.

Blank, Martin J. and Amy Berg. All Together Now: Sharing Responsibility for the Whole Child. Alexandria, VA: ASCD, 2006.

Hayes, Cheryl, Christianne Lind, Jean Baldwin Grossman, et al. Investments in Building Citywide Out-of-School Time Systems: A Six-City Study. Washington, DC: Public/Private Ventures and The Finance Project, 2009.

The Time, Learning, and Afterschool Task Force. A New Day for Learning. Flint, MI: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, 2007.

The Wallace Foundation. A Place to Grow and Learn: A Citywide Approach to Building and Sustaining Out-of- School Time Learning Opportunities. New York, NY: The Wallace Foundation, 2008.

Strategy 1: Engage a Broad Set of Partners

The Afterschool Alliance. “Afterschool: The Bridge Connecting Schools and Communities.” Afterschool Alert Issue Briefs 30 (November 2007).

Berg, Amy, Atelia Melaville and Martin J. Blank. Community & Family Engagement: Principals Share What Works. Washington, DC: Coalition for Community Schools, 2006.

The Council for Corporate & School Partnerships. Guiding Principles for Business and School Partnerships. Atlanta, GA: The Council for Corporate & School Partnerships, 2002.

Strategy 2: Keep Out-of-School Time on the Public Agenda

Grady, Michael, Robert Rothman, and Hal Smith. Engaging Cities: How Municipal Leaders Can Mobilize Communities to Improve Public Schools. Providence, RI: Annenberg Institute for School Reform, 2006.

Pokela, Julianne, Ingrid Steblea, Jeffrey Steblea, et al. Getting Started with Market Research for Out-of-School Time Planning: A Resource Guide for Communities. Northampton, MA: Market Street Research, 2007.

Public Education Network. Strategic Interventions for Community Change: Communities at Work. Washington, DC: Public Education Network, 2003.

Turnbull, Brenda. Citizen Mobilization and Community Institutions: The Public Education Network’s Policy Initiatives. Washington, DC: Policy Studies Associates, 2006.

Strategy 3: Establish a Common Set of Outcomes and a Shared Vision for Out-of-School Time

The Forum for Youth Investment. “Speaking in One Voice: Toward Common Measures for OST Programs & Systems.” Out-of-School Time Policy Commentary 13 (November 2008).

Blank, Martin J., Betsy Brand, Sharon Deitch, et al. Local Intermediary Organizations: Connecting the Dots for Children, Families and Youth. Boston, MA: Jobs for the Future, 2003.

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